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The Last Animals (2017)

The Last Animals follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction.

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Kate Brooks
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6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kate Brooks ... Herself
Batian Craig Batian Craig ... Himself
Patrick Duboscq Patrick Duboscq ... Himself
Yusef Gilisho Yusef Gilisho ... Himself
Robert Hermes Robert Hermes ... Himself
Thomas Hildebrandt Thomas Hildebrandt ... Himself
Paula Kahumbu Paula Kahumbu ... Herself
Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy ... Herself
Raymond J. Lesniak Raymond J. Lesniak ... Himself
Jacques Lusengo Jacques Lusengo ... Himself
Jean Claude Mambo Marindo Jean Claude Mambo Marindo ... Himself
Gretchen Peters Gretchen Peters ... Herself
Jen Samuel Jen Samuel ... Herself
Taligo Tengu Taligo Tengu ... Himself
Lenka Vágnerová Lenka Vágnerová ... Herself
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The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet's last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa's front lines to behind the scenes of Asian markets, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.

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Documentary

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De sidste dyr See more »

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Foxtail Entertainment See more »
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Tribeca Disruptors Award recipient. See more »

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The Best Documentary on a Horrifying Problem
13 October 2017 | by daveseminaraSee all my reviews

I saw this documentary at the Bend Film Festival and highly recommend it. The filmmaker, Kate Brooks, is a photojournalist who traveled to SE Asia, Africa (DRC, Tanzania, etc), Switzerland and elsewhere to examine the problem of elephant and rhino poaching. The cinematography is superb, Brooks gets so up close and personal with the park rangers, poachers, and ivory vendors that you feel like you're right there with her.

Brooks follows the story of how poachers have caused the extinction of the Northern White Rhino, and makes a powerful case that if we don't act now, elephants could also someday become extinct. The film gives the viewer a chance to meet people who are trying to protect these animals along with those who are poaching them. It's not overly preachy but the visual evidence of the poaching carnage often speaks for itself.


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